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20th Jul '16 7:17:53 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael mentions that spying is a great way to learn things like how to survive in the back mountains of Afghanistan, or how to disassemble a .50 caliber machinegun, but it does't teach you how to do more basic skills of normal life, like keeping track of sports teams or how to hold a baby.

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* In ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael mentions that spying is a great way to learn things like how to survive in the back mountains of Afghanistan, or how to disassemble a .50 caliber machinegun, but it does't teach you how to do more basic skills of normal life, like keeping track of sports teams or how to hold a baby. He's also fluent in many world languages... but can't say two words in Spanish (note: he was born in raised in Miami).
20th Jul '16 7:14:37 AM ChronoLegion
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* Vince of ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', thanks to his homeless childhood and strange upbringing. Survival skills? Good enough. Fighting? got that [[{{Badass}} in spades]]. Social skills? [[NoSocialSkills minimal]]. operating basic appliances? Not a clue.

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* Vince of ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', thanks to his homeless childhood and strange upbringing. Survival skills? Good enough. Fighting? got that [[{{Badass}} in spades]]. Social skills? [[NoSocialSkills minimal]]. operating basic appliances? Not a clue. There's also Chad, arguably the best fighter in the class, whose every thought is focused on training to be the very best he can be. Even his mother is concerned that he has no actual friends but a number of ''sparring partners''. He actually uses his "total control" power to prevent himself from sensing any emotions towards others until later, when he becomes curious. Vince's friends note that he and Chad are the same in the NoSocialSkills respect, as well as their general obtuseness to {{Double Entendre}}s (Chad tells Vince that a girl has invited him to a club only to avoid inviting someone who would grope her all night long, and both accept it at face value; the others wonder how it's possible to be this dense for not one but two people).
12th Jun '16 4:33:35 PM nombretomado
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* {{Taskmaster}}'s ability to memorize fighting techniques simply by seeing them also has the downside of making him forget things unrelated to combat such as his memories or basic information. [[spoiler: This ability and its related downsides are passed onto his alleged daughter [[ComicBook/{{AvengersAcademy}} Finesse]]]]

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* {{Taskmaster}}'s ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}'s ability to memorize fighting techniques simply by seeing them also has the downside of making him forget things unrelated to combat such as his memories or basic information. [[spoiler: This ability and its related downsides are passed onto his alleged daughter [[ComicBook/{{AvengersAcademy}} Finesse]]]]
8th Jun '16 1:54:12 PM Eps05
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** Minmax knows 38 ways to kill a man with his ''thumb'', but doesn't know what chess is.

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** Minmax knows 38 ways to kill a man with his ''thumb'', ''[[ChekhovsSkill thumb]]'', but doesn't know what chess is.
7th Jun '16 2:26:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' series, the entire Second Foundation did this; they didn't develop any new advances in technology or the physical sciences, or even preserve most of the existing ones, instead focusing exclusively on developing psychohistory. As a result, they can pretty much control people's minds and can predict the future with astonishing accuracy, but they can't defend themselves against physical attack--which is why they have to stay hidden.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series, the entire Second Foundation did this; they didn't develop any new advances in technology or the physical sciences, or even preserve most of the existing ones, instead focusing exclusively on developing psychohistory. As a result, they can pretty much control people's minds and can predict the future with astonishing accuracy, but they can't defend themselves against physical attack--which is why they have to stay hidden.
29th May '16 12:00:00 AM ManEFaces
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* Kurt Russell's character in ''Film/{{Soldier}}'', along with everyone else in his unit, was taken by the military as an infant and raised to be little more than an obedient weapon. He has '''''no''''' social skills whatsoever, and barely speaks excepts when giving a one or two word reply to someone else.

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* Kurt Russell's character in ''Film/{{Soldier}}'', along with everyone else in his unit, was taken by the military as an infant and raised to be little more than an obedient weapon. He has '''''no''''' social skills whatsoever, and barely speaks excepts when giving a one or two word reply to someone else. He addresses everybody he speaks to as "Sir", no matter who they are because that's all he knows. While waiting for orders, his entire platoon sit bolt-upright on their beds in the barracks doing absolutely nothing. Flashbacks to their training days showed that any one of them that couldn't be turned into a human robot that did nothing but follow orders was summarily shot by an officer or beaten to death by his comrades.
24th May '16 12:17:45 PM Divra
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** There is a darker side to it: Sosuke is a ChildSoldier who grew up in a thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Afghanistan, and has at age 16 already spent six years of his life on campaign. It is also heavily implied that he was sexually abused. That is the lens he views the world through. Sosuke was only chosen as Chidori's bodyguard because he was the only candidate with the necessary combat skills who could fit into a high-school environment (anyone else would be in their late twenties at least), and treats life as an ongoing combat situation because... well, that is what his entire life has been.
1st May '16 3:48:06 AM aye_amber
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* In the AlexVerus novels it's revealed that [[spoiler: Alex himself]] suffers from this. When he loses his powers briefly in ''Cursed'' it's revealed that he has serious trouble making logical connections and can barely walk straight without magical guidance.

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* In the AlexVerus Literature/AlexVerus novels it's revealed that [[spoiler: Alex himself]] suffers from this. When he loses his powers briefly in ''Cursed'' it's revealed that he has serious trouble making logical connections and can barely walk straight without magical guidance.
27th Apr '16 9:43:03 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The first ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' movie shows 47 to be worldly enough to function on his own just fine, but he's asexual, almost robotic in terms of personality, and unable to relate to people in a benign context. It's consistent enough with his characterization in the source material, but the games don't really get into what his personal dealings off the job are like (and in all media, much to his benefit, people rarely seem to take special notice the silent, imposing bald chap with the nice duds and [[HighlyVisibleNinja visible barcode on back of his head]]).

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* The first ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' movie shows 47 to be worldly enough to function on his own just fine, but he's asexual, almost robotic in terms of personality, and unable to relate to people in a benign context. It's consistent enough with his characterization in the source material, but the games don't really get delve too deeply into what his personal dealings off the job are like (and in all media, much to his benefit, people rarely seem to take special notice the silent, imposing bald chap with the nice duds and [[HighlyVisibleNinja visible barcode on back of his head]]).
27th Apr '16 9:24:10 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The first ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' movie shows 47 to be worldly enough to function on his own just fine, but he's asexual, almost robotic in terms of personality, and unable to relate to people in a benign context. It's consistent enough with his characterization in the source material, but the games don't really get into what his personal dealings off the job are like (and in all media, much to his benefit, nobody ever seems to take special notice the silent, imposing bald chap with the nice duds and [[HighlyVisibleNinja visible barcode on back of his head]]).

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* The first ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' movie shows 47 to be worldly enough to function on his own just fine, but he's asexual, almost robotic in terms of personality, and unable to relate to people in a benign context. It's consistent enough with his characterization in the source material, but the games don't really get into what his personal dealings off the job are like (and in all media, much to his benefit, nobody ever seems people rarely seem to take special notice the silent, imposing bald chap with the nice duds and [[HighlyVisibleNinja visible barcode on back of his head]]).
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